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2019 April Newsletter

Welcome to April’s Newsletter

Why hello, Spring!

Spring is the season of new life and color. Take a break from the fast-paced and demanding world around us by getting your hands dirty this season. Breathe new life into your gardens and discover that you not only enhance your physical landscape, but also your mind, body, & soul. We encourage you to find balance in your life through beauty in your garden. We want to inspire you to create your escape.

What’s the latest in the Gift Shop? Hundreds of new items are added to our inventory each Spring. Take a look at what we are featuring in this month’s Newsletter here.

NEW FISH JUST ARRIVED! Visit the nursery to have first pick at the gorgeous new koi & goldfish.

Pond Owners: it’s time to get your ponds ready for the season. Too busy? Email us to schedule a pond cleaning.

Our pond temperature has consistently been above 50°F. It is safe to start feeding the fish. Get the scoop on when it’s safe to feed your fish and the difference between All-Season and Growth-Plus fish food here.

For this month’s How-To, we discuss spring pond maintenance. The maintenance you do right now will make a big difference in the way your pond looks in May and June.

For plants looking good right now head on over to the Cool Plants section. We also have our list of events and classes coming up for April and Falling Water Designs’ most Recent Projects.

Is there a specific topic or subject you’d like us to talk about and cover? Please let us know!

Did you know?

Falling Water Designs LogoYou may simply know us as Falling Water Gardens, the aquatic nursery and garden center in Monroe with the big fountains and display gardens. But did you know that the parent company, Falling Water Designs has been designing and installing award winning gardens and water features in the Puget Sound since the year 2000? It’s true! And we’ve been featured countless times in the media.

We were also featured on HGTV’s show Landscaper’s Challenge not once, but twice. We’ve won awards with the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals, The Northwest Flower and Garden Show and the American Horticulture Society. We must be doing something right.

Looking to have some work done in your garden? In need of pond maintenance?

Contact us for more information and an estimate at (360) 863-1400 or email us at info@fallingwaterdesigns.com.

Please note that we’ve updated our newsletter format. You may navigate through this newsletter by clicking on the page numbers below.


Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.